I never have been much of a first person reader, but after reading Broken and Abused I will definitely be reading more of Tim Dutton's works.
I felt like I was being told a story, a very intriguing story that made me laugh, cry, and feel a deep seated hate for the villain of the piece.
Bo Bodine is a man of honour. He has his own moral code and is a warrior that stands for those who are broken and abused, putting his life on the line for those he has a compulsion to protect. Though he is a man of mystery Bo carries his own grief and pain, and I dare any woman not to fall in love with him. He's a straight talker, shoots form the hip, and his personality really does shine through. Yet, as soft hearted as he is with the people he loves and respects, he is strong, physically, and mentally, which he has to be to do the job he does. He would be a man you would want to be a part of your life, and would be honoured and privileged to know.
I want to tell you all about it, but I don't want to put up any spoilers, though let me tell you, I would have given this book 10 stars if I could.
Tim really has gone above and beyond. The story is riveting, this I know because I burned lunch due to not being able to put it down, and it will drag you back time and again until you get all the answers, which Tim gives you all in good time, tying up every one of the questions you acquire on the journey. The characters are real, well fleshed out, and complete with their own personalities and their relationships with each other, leaving you feeling like you were among them and along for the wild ride that Tim guides you through. Mr Dutton knows exactly how to play on your emotions, and he plays them like a professional fiddler would a well strung bow.
Broken and Abused is a must have for your library, but don't be surprised if you get addicted.
I am a wife, mother, and grandmother, and I live in Wales in the U.K.
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